Cajun Brine Solution for Turkey

By Will Turner
Cajun Brine Solution for Turkey Recipe

Brining infuses meat with flavor while tenderizing it so when cooked, it’s juicy, tender and delicious. Check out Will Turner’s recipe for a Cajun brine solution and his technique for brining a 20-pound turkey overnight.

Cajun Brine Solution for Turkey Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 quarts Water
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cajun Seasoning (Your favorite brand will work)
  • 6 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 bundle of Fresh Poultry herbs (Rosemary, Thyme & Sage)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
Directions:

Combine 2 quarts of water with the sugar, salt, and Cajun seasoning in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients, including 4 quarts of water. Allow the brine to cool for about an hour before pouring over the turkey in a brining bag and refrigerate overnight.

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